Palantir Technologies raised $500 million from Japanese insurance firm Sompo Holdings, Reuters reported, even as the big data firm is reportedly preparing to go public later this year. Raising cash would reduce any pressure on Palantir to go public anytime soon, which could be handy given volatility in the stock market. Palantir has seen increased demand for its data software from government...
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The Heir Who Wants to Be Mayor
Hi, welcome to your Weekend.To spend time with Daniel Lurie is to understand the true meaning of the word “mensch.” Everyone who knows the San Francisco philanthropist and Levi’s heir says pretty much the same things about him: Daniel is “a really good guy”—affable, smart, egoless and earnest in his desire to improve the lives of the neediest. So earlier this year, when I began hearing...
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